Hawking Permission

Eamonn G

Member
Hi all, my name is Eamonn. I am an aspiring falconer from Oldham in Greater Manchester and will shortly be getting my first bird, a Harris Hawk.
I am asking you for the privilege of allowing me to utilize your land on a permissive and limited basis to allow my hawk to catch it's own food. This will be done only with your permission and on a limited basis and by the terms set forth by you.
I understand that if I am allowed the privilege to utilize your land to feed and train the hawk that I am fully liable for any damage that may be caused, I will also be suitably insured. NO GUNS or other weapons are involved, and there is no danger to field livestock. I do not smoke, and do not litter or damage fences.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
 

Johnnyboxer

Member
Location
Yorkshire
I got invited to a farm a good few years ago, to watch some foreign Eastern European falconers working their birds of a sizes and breeds - the massive eagles were amazing
We stood on the hill and watched them fly them for us in the valley below
A truly stunning afternoon of game sport & to watch them hunt quarry was breathtaking
After that spectacle - shooting game driven to the guns, pales into insignificance in comparison
 

Dry Rot

Member
Livestock Farmer
I got invited to a farm a good few years ago, to watch some foreign Eastern European falconers working their birds of a sizes and breeds - the massive eagles were amazing
We stood on the hill and watched them fly them for us in the valley below
A truly stunning afternoon of game sport & to watch them hunt quarry was breathtaking
After that spectacle - shooting game driven to the guns, pales into insignificance in comparison
Yes, I am afraid it does. Ruined me for shooting. If I see a pheasant shot, I think what a waste!:) But much does depend on the flight.
 

Dry Rot

Member
Livestock Farmer
For me, it is the small hawks. Merlin and sparrowhawk. A bit showing a merlin here. They are too fast and too small to be successfully filmed. This is an American film -- and they don't have sky larks, so a bit disappoointing for me. The ringing flight on a sky lark is very exciting and spectacular. Sometimes the two birds fly up out of sight.

 

Eamonn G

Member
£0 to £40 per day
Thank you for the reply. Would that be the same rate as airgunners? Hawk would maybe take a couple of rabbits at best compared to someone with an air rifle shooting 20+ per day, I guess it could turn really expensive if you’re taking a hawk out regularly.
Do people tend to pay by the season or daily?
 
I used to pay around £100 per year on my hawking rabbit permission.

You will have to agree either:
> an annual rate with any permission where the farmer gives you the rights to hawk bunnies - anywhere from free to whatever he wants to charge you, or
> a daily rate where a farmer or estate lets you on for a day rate - which will probably be anywhere from £20-£40, regardless of how many rabbits you catch.

The annual cost of your hunting land will be considerably less that the cost of your hawk, telemetry and other equipment.
 

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